I am trying to solve a little mystery within my family. My Great Grandmother was born Emma Elizabeth Gay on 10 February 1896. She died 16 Sept 1955, both in Colquitt County. At the age of 4 she is found on the 1900 census to live with her aunt and uncle, George and Emanda West, and is listed as their niece (Emer Gay).
By 1910, she is 14 and listed as their adopted daughter. I found another 1900 census in Colquitt County with an Emer Gay as the daughter of Abe and Lula Gay. This child was also born in February of 1896. I have not been able to find concrete evidence to support that this is in fact the same child. My aunt was given the middle name of "Gay" and was told that this was a very special name.
If anyone has any information that they think might be helpful, I would love to hear it.
Thanks so much for your time.